India 1992 Alang. Ships Scrapyard

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India. Province of Gujarat. Alang. Workers, all men, are sawing a propeller blade by hand. Their boss, dressed in white cotton clothes. looks at the work. Ships aground. Vessels stranded. Bottoms of ships at low tide on the shore. Alang, located in the Gulf of Khambhat, is a ships breaking place. Alang is considered as the biggest scrapyard in the world. Ships recycling for its metals. Environmental issues. Hazardous waste. © 1992 Didier Ruef